Tennis Fundraising Ideas
16 Fundraising ideas For Tennis Teams
Whether you have a neighborhood tennis association, local tennis team, or a school tennis club, we have some great tips to help your players raise the most money. Youth tennis fundraising ideas —We got them!
We understand you have to pay for tennis equipment, tournament fees and travel expenses.
Whether you are looking to buy a new ball machine, repave your tennis courts, or need some help getting to your next tennis tournament, we want to help.
Many of these suggestions can be done virtually while respecting the social distance regulations! Just use your imagination. There is no reason to wait to raise funds. Pick a model and start immediately. And YES— Many of these team sports fundraisers can be done online and virtually too.
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The soccer club would make money off of both entrance fees for teams and fans and also concessions sold throughout the event. Each seven-man team would be required to pay $70 to enter the tournament and watch the other games. Spectators would be charged a simple $5 entrance fee that would allow them to watch every game throughout the day. In the event of a large tournament the fans and players would be able to come and go as they please.
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Have you thought about having a tennis clinic or tennis camp before? You can either do this in person or virtually via zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp.
So what could you teach in tennis camp?
Well remember that anyone who signs up for a clinic or a camp is probably a beginner or a junior looking for extra help. So never take for granted what you know already. This is why we suggest teaching the tennis fundamentals.
- Forehand technique including the forehand grip.
- Tennis footwork for beginners including footwork drills.
- How to choose a tennis racket.
- Tennis serve tips.
You get the point.
Furthermore, you could record these and even sell the videos. This way the students can watch over and over again the correct way to do the drills.
We always recommend supporting local businesses in your community. So why not reach out to your neighborhood tennis store? You could set up a special promotion for all of your players, family and friends.
How would it work?
Negotiate a commission for a percentage of all the sales you can generate. You can design a tennis fundraising flyer with the name of the store and the promotion. Tell your friends and family to bring the flyer in when they go to the store. This way your tennis club gets the credit for all sales made.
Now what if you don’t have a tennis store in your community?
You can do the same thing online. Did you know that many online stores have a internet affiliate program where you can earn 10% for all sales generated?
So this is a variation on the clinic we talked about earlier. The benefit of private lessons is that you can charge more money for them. Furthermore, you can earn money every week this way.
Can you give virtual private tennis lessons? Of course you can! It will just take a little imagination and practice. You can also record the lessons so the students can watch what they were doing wrong. Then they could rewatch the correct way that you taught them.
Do you have a neighborhood tennis league? Perhaps you have access to the subdivision clubhouse. Think about using it to throw a party or have a movie night. You can charge an entry fee that could go toward your tennis team’s favorite cause.
Reach out to local businesses in your community to see if they’re willing to donate goods and services. For instance, this is perfect for a local restaurant or gym.
It’s a perfect opportunity for your friends and family to get a taste of the products these businesses donate. Many may go back and support these businesses as paying customers later on.
Another twist is to supply the gifts yourself and use the raffle ticket money raised to pay for all the products. For example, you could do a gift basket filled with wine and cheese. We have even seen people raffle off chopped firewood.
The important thing is to raffle off something that someone is willing to spend a few dollars for to buy a few raffle tickets. Raffles are great tennis fundraising ideas.
OK here is another twist on making money with beginner tennis lessons.
There are some people that would love to learn how to play tennis. So imagine raffling off tickets for tennis lessons. All of the money raised would be profit for your team. Another great advantage of selling raffle tickets is that if they enjoy the lessons, they may be willing to pay for lessons every week.
How does this work?
Select your favorite charity or cause and then hold a tennis tournament. Think about playing tennis to help other people who are not as fortunate as you. Contact the local newspaper to see if you can get some free press. Then reach out to local businesses to see if they are willing to sponsor you. In this way you can earn extra money to go toward your favorite cause.
You can also have a T-shirt fundraiser.
What would the T-shirt say? Here are just a few ideas:
- Tennis NUT.
- I would rather be playing tennis.
- Tennis anyone?
- By the way, you can also have a shirt with your tennis team’s name and logo on it.
- Finally, you can design shirts that show you are a supporter of a local charity.
Previously we talked about sponsors a few minutes ago. How would you get a tennis sponsor for your team? One of the best ways to do this is to offer to sell advertising on your tennis team’s website, newsletter or even banners you can put out at the tennis court.
If you have a high school tennis team, you can reach out to former alumni that played tennis there. They may be willing to buy a T-shirt, cookie dough, gourmet popcorn, etc., in order to support their old tennis team.
That’s a great way to raise funds for your team. So just use your imagination. You could play a tennis tournament against a rival school or another neighborhood team. You can also play students against teachers.
Tournaments are great because you can either do this to raise money for your team, or for a local charity.
You can get sponsors to be willing to support you in your marathon.
Looking for some ideas?
- First, you could make it a running marathon, and donate a portion of the proceeds to a local charity or your fire department. This way you will appeal to more people participating. You can either charge an entry fee, or people can get sponsors to pay for every mile they run.
- On the other hand, you could try a real tennis marathon. You can get sponsors to pay you for every tennis match you win.
The idea here is to get pledges and donations for every serve you make.
So who really has the fastest serve? There’s only one way to find out. And that is teaming up with your local police department. Why would they be willing to help? Simply offer to give a percentage of the money you raise to the police department.
Remember this can all be done virtually. You’re only limited by your imagination. There’s no reason to wait to start raising money for tennis.
Target practice for tennis fundraisers
Anyone can play here.
- Set up garbage pails for people to aim to lob the ball into.
- Another option would be to set up a target like a big dartboard.
- The highest score could win a prize.
Tips for Your Tennis Fundraiser
- Why are you raising money?
- Come up with your UFP (unique fundraising proposition)
- Contact Fundraising Zone for your free brainstorming session.
- Select your fundraiser brochures.
- Identify a list of all your potential volunteers.
- Identify a list of all friends, family, neighbors and coworkers that might support your fundraising event.
- Promote your event through social media, texting and e-mail.
- Brainstorm ideas for companies to buy sponsored ads.
- Give people an option to donate cash.
- Make sure the children always have adult supervision when fundraising.
- When you receive your fundraising merchandise, deliver it to your customers.
- Repeat again next year!
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